Monday, March 31, 2014
I think I'm in a bit of a mood today. Not a full on rip your head off mood, but I'm definitely not completely chipper. A lot of little things are really getting on my last never though. Like, why bother featuring nail polish on your blog if you're going to show in on wheels and then not even have close up shots? Insignificant things like that, you know? Something that does perk me up a bit though is a new scent, and I have to say I've been finding a lot that I love this Spring. One of such is the new addition to Calvin Klein's Euphoria family- Calvin Klein Endless Euphoria.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Once upon a time I would deal with a less than perfect eyeliner if it had a great colour, or if I had just bought, especially if I had just bought it and spent more than $15 on it. I would convince myself it wasn't all that bad- even if it totally was. I've come to learn life is just too short for crappy eyeliner. Agree? All that said, I was a bit hesitant when the new version of Mark No Place to Run Waterproof Eyeliners found their way to me. How do they fare? Read on!
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Water decals are quickly becoming one of my favourite things. And really, why not? Perfect nail art applied in mere seconds. The hardest part is waiting for your base polish to dry. Today I popped on a cute little set from Born Pretty Store. Read on for a look!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The siren call of lip gloss... I know I have a hard time resisting it. While I do wear much more lipstick now, lip gloss was my first true beauty love and a hard habit to break. At least with a blog you can say the 28457th tube to make it's way home with you is all in the name of research, right? Right? Anyhow, the newest glosses to land on my desk are the NYC Big Bold Plumping Lip Glosses. Read on for the 411!
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Oh, Blogger *shakes fist* Did anyone else find that their photos were of lesser quality and strangely hued when they uploaded? It doesn't alter every photo, just one or two out of each batch. It's the strangest thing. But, back to the important things, like Twirl by Kate Spade. Yes, fragrance is important. How dare you even question it. I spotted Twirl on sale a few weeks ago and just had to bring it home with me. I wasn't sure what it actually smelled like, but I remembered the cute little bottle and that was enough for me. It was one of those days, you know? Read on to see if it was a worth while bargain...
Monday, March 24, 2014
It's Monday. I'm tired and ick feeling- a cold, maybe?- I'd like tea but am so not feeling the effort required to make it. What a whiner I am... It's not all bad news, I did get to spend a little time editing photos of the gorgeous holographics that make up the A England Ballerina Collection. It's a collection I initially decided I could live without. I obviously came to my senses and picked it up. Get ready to want it too!
Sunday, March 23, 2014
One last Mary Kay Hello, Sunshine! Collection post with what just might be my favourite additions- the polishes! Neither shade is typically my favourite, but these are both so pretty you can't help but love them. Read on for a peek at Mary Kay Hello, Sunshine! Collection Nail Lacquers in Lemon Parfait and Carefree Coral.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
It's the first day of Spring- yay! Well, the calendar claims that it is, but the three foot snow banks and snow I can see from my window say otherwise. While I clearly won't be experiencing spring for a little while longer, I can enjoy the super cute Spring collection from Mary Kay in the form of their new Hello, Sunshine! Collection. It's a fair sized collection, so today I'm just going to focus on lips with the new Mary Kay Lip Gel and Creamy Lip Colour. Read on!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Today I finally got to play with a bunch of nail polish that has been patiently waiting for me. Just sitting there on my desk. All alone, unloved. You see, I've been testing gel polish. It lasted remarkably well on me- something I'm not accustom to as polish doesn't last long on me- and forgot how often I usually do my nails. Out of the bunch I swatched today, OPI Sheer Tints get the prize for being the most fun. Read on!
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
I have a soft spot for exfoliators. Is that odd? Having a skin type that is prone to dullness is likely the cause, but really who can resist a little exfoliating action? It leaves your skin feeling all fresh and rejuvenated and such. If you're down with that then you might just like Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads. I'll just put it out there now- they're fan-freaking-tastic!
I recently went from average dark brown hair to a much bolder shade of deep purple. It was something I'd kind of wanted to do -yes, only kind of- for a while but was just a bit scared. I had all of my supplies, but was lacking the push to just go for it. I ended up going for it with the help of a friend who has just become a hairdresser. Normally all of my colouring is self done, I've always figured that was something I do myself- because I'm awesome, obviously. That said it's usually just a box dye which doesn't really take much skill. For those of you who have been thinking of going a bit brighter or even just that little bit out of the ordinary DIY Dye by Loren Lankford might just be the book for you.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
When Avon releases new eyeshadows I have to two responses- 'Yay, new eyeshadows!' because, well, I like eyeshadows. 'Nuff said. And 'ugh, but they're Avon...' You see, Avon doesn't always have the best track record with eyeshadows. Sometimes they're awesome and sometimes... well, less than awesome. You know? I've been using the Avon Eye Dimension Eyeshadows and have to say there is absolutely nothing to worry about. These are pretty amazing!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Newsflash- It still isn't Spring yet. It's still too cold, too snowy and just too... too. I know I'm sick of winter, and I bet you are too. I say we just pretend it's Spring and take a moment to look at the Spring inspired hues in Clarins Vibrant Light Mineral Quartet Mineral Palette. Agree? Read on!
My blush drawer is bursting at the seams. I had to really shuffle things around to fit this little gem in there, but I managed, and you know what? I'll manage to fit a few more in because the Make Up For Ever HD Blush formula is so fantastic I'ma need a few more. Read on for a peek of #310 Rosewood.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Ah, coloured hair... It's something that I've struggled with for years. You see, having naturally black hair makes the whole deal a bit difficult. Up until last week I was an at-home boxed dye type of girl, and with those you never really know what colour you're going to get when applied over dark hair.
I've been toying with the idea of going bold but was never really sure if it would work. With the help of a hairdresser friend, I took the plunge and dyed my hair purple. Completely purple. The shade ended up being a fuchsia-ish purple, but still. It's bold and I love it! Now, not everyone is going to want to commit to a bold shade for the long haul. I get that, and the hair minded folks at Dippity-Do know that and have the answer to your conundrum in their ColourPop Temporary Hair Colour Powders. Read on to see how you can release your inner pop star and win a set of ColourPops!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I love Pinterest- don't look at me like that, you probably do too. One of my favourite things about it is that there are so many easy things that make life easier, better, prettier... I could go on. I have seen some pretty ingenious things thanks to Pinterest. Anyway, I'm always on the hunt for cute storage ideas and have come to love the look of nail polish collections stored in big glass jars. The problem is, I have waaay too many polishes for that. It took me longer than I'd like to admit, but I eventually thought of a soultion- minis!
Monday, March 10, 2014
I've never really been able to pin point why, but I love candles. I was about twelve when I got my first candle and was absolutely thrilled that my parents were brave enough to let me burn it in my room.
There is just something so nice about a burning candle, especially a delightfully scented candle; it's just so cozy and comforting. Given that, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to try the Petit Excursion Candle Quartet from The Sitota Collection. Plus, it's nice to take a little beauty break every now and then.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Oh, Sunday... I always think you will be the best day to get SO MUCH DONE, but that never seems to be the case. I had planned on organizing the ever growing pile o'crap on my bedroom floor... well, it's not crap, but it definitely needs to go someplace not on the floor, you know? I got side tracked though. I was just supposed to be clearing off my desk, but before I knew it I was taking photos and playing with makeup. The most fun type of sidetracked, but still not what I was supposed to be doing. Oh well, it did set me up nicely for this post- yes, there is a point in this ramble- The Vichy ProEven range including the ProEven Brightening Cleansing Foam, Daily Dark Spot Corrector and Daily Eye Corrector. Read on!
Saturday, March 8, 2014
This past week, I became a member of the Beauty Blog Coalition! Go me! As a member, I can participate in their weekly roundup, which I love because it gives you- and me- a few posts from the week you might have missed from blogs you love or find some new reads. A win-win either way!
Friday, March 7, 2014
I have a new obsession; and it's not what you're thinking... it's a font. Intro Inline *swoons*. I try to switch fonts up for photos, but I just can't stop using Intro. It's just so perfect! But, if you're not a typography fan, I do have something else that is pretty much perfect, and will make you look perfect- Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder. Read on!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I broke my own rule, and it was totally worth it! That rule was no more lip gloss. A few weeks ago I did a lip gloss and lipstick clear out because I was overrun with them. It was tough, as it hadn't been that long since the last clear out, but it had to be done. My friends quite liked it though. Anyway, I decided it was necessary to cut out all lip related spending for a while and enjoy what I have. I was doing pretty well until I read a review of the Maybelline Colour Sensation High Shine Glosses. I just couldn't resist. Read on for a look at Almond Crush and Electric Shock.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
It's still Winter- I doubt you needed to be informed...- but I've already made the switch to lighter, hydrating foundations and bases. I find I much prefer something lighter for everyday so BB creams, tinted moisturizers and CC creams come in handy. The CC cream I've currently been smitten with is new for Spring 2014 and comes from none other than Mary Kay. Read on!
It's time to put on makeup, it's time to light the lights....
Sorry, I just couldn't help it. I was a huge Muppet fan as a kid, so get a bit excited when I get the chance to geek out over them. OPI has teamed up with the Muppets once again, with a collection of eight limited edition shades inspired by the new Muppet movie- Muppets Most Wanted. Read on for swatches of Chillin' Like a Villain and Gaining Mole-Mentum!
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Yesterday whist doing what it is I do at my vanity before bed- apply my lash growth serum because I'm too blind without my glasses to do it in the bathroom mirror- and I got to thinking about primers. An odd thing to ponder, perhaps, but mildly useful. I say mildly because face primers aren't something I can deem all together useful or at the very least something I frequently use. That said, I do have a modest collection and thought a little compare and contrast might be in order. Read on!